Tips that may save you months during FCPS Part 1 exam preparation
- Instead of studying one liners, study MCQs with complete stems and options to make good concepts. “FCPS Pretest Series” has tried it’s best to collect complete MCQs from FCPS Part 1 papers.
- Don’t study random notes made by test-takers and posted on internet on various websites including facebook. Focus on standard text books; limit your resources.
- Don’t spend too much time on controversial MCQs; you can do many MCQs in the same time instead.
- Instead of posting MCQs in facebook groups for discussion, use the search option of the groups; this would save your time. Every MCQ has already been discussed multiple times.
- Don’t follow seniors blindly. They may have passed the exam but they may not be suggesting you the best available resources.
- Don’t always follow the majority; the majority may be wrong.
- Stick only to “FCPS Pretest Series” for MCQs; don’t waste your time on making erratas of copy pasted books. Since “FCPS Pretest Series” is a huge collection of MCQs, I would advise you not to combine any other MCQs resource with these books. Doing too much may harm you instead of benefiting you.
- Don’t just memorize the MCQs; learn the concept behind every MCQ. “FCPS Pretest Series” is started with the vision of making concepts clear, and we are successfully moving towards our goal. We have already achieved many milestones, and we would continue to work on more.
- Only text books are not enough to pass exam. Just acquiring knowledge is not enough; you must know how to apply knowledge. You must practice MCQs after ready your text books; you may not be able to solve MCQs in exam if you have not already practiced enough MCQs.
- Don’t rush. Do it slow but do it well. Multiple small steps in the right direction are better than one big jump only to bounce back.
- Make your own schedule; don’t follow others. Every one is different and has different study speed.
- Leave job or take leave if you are unable to do study with job; don’t settle for less than you deserve.
There is no exam in the world which can not be passed with proper preparation. It’s just that you need to find the best study resources for yourself. Go on, do it now; you can do it.